What Is Perfection • The state of being without a flaw or defect • Paragon: an ideal instance; a perfect • Embodiment of a concept the act of making something perfect
What is Perfection (cont.) • The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.
What are the Positives of a Perfect World? Positives- Looks good if aliens find us - Less murder/violence/crime - More civilised community
What are the Negatives of a Perfect World? • Negatives- Nothing to strive for - More discrimination - Will put the ‘un-perfect’ people out of jobs
Aspects of the Perfect World Depicted in Gattaca The names used in Gattaca represent several aspects of ‘the perfect world.’ Here are a few examples- • Jerome = Genome (Genetic material) • “Eugene” = comes from Greek, which means “well born” • Gattaca = GTCA, symbols for four main chemicals in DNA. • Irene Cassini – the Cassini division is the largest gap in Saturn’s rings
What is Your Idea of a Perfect World? • “We used to think our future was in the stars. Now we know it is in our genes.” — James Watson, Nobel Prize winner • “There is no gene for fate,” Vincent • “I belonged to a new underclass, no longer determined by social status or the color of your skin. No, we now have discrimination down to a science.” Vincent (narrating)
Will There Ever Be A Place For Discrimination? NO Is there any need for it? Never has been, Never will be Why should it change from what is at now?
Perfect Worlds In Other Media • There are perfect worlds highlighted in many books, movies and TV shows e.g: - ‘Real World’ – The All American Rejects • ‘A Perfect World’ (1993) • ‘Perfect’ – Simple Plan • ‘Under The Dome’ Stephen King